The War of the Towers, sometimes referred to as the Wolfsbrunn Wizard's War, was an arcane fueled war that was fought in Talvald. The war was fought by the Kingdom of Wolfsbrunn aided by the independent city state of Naldorec and the people of Entari against the Kordaasiz Tribe of the Singular Spirit.
During the first year of the war, both sides built simple encampments in the valley. Scattered small scale battles to claim or reclaim territory caused the battlefield and borders to change almost daily. During this time, the Warmages
of Wolfsbrunn from the Himmelfort magically erected towers
behind the front as a line of magical defense. From here, they could prepare and cast their spells to influence the war, but despite the efforts of the warmages, the tribe proved to be too powerful and were able to continue their conquest in the subsequent years of the war.
Conquest of the Towers
The first tower that was overtaken by the Tribe of the Singular Spirit was close to the Thelian Mountains
. Using the power of this structure to their own advantage, Kordaasiz sorcerers, warlocks and shamans found their abilities could now compete with those of the warmages of Wolfsbrunn. Thus began the true War of the Towers.
What followed was a slow war where both sides traded blows for years and years. More towers were built in the Talvald and over the decades many towers were lost, overtaken, traded and sometimes destroyed and rebuilt. This effort did not only cause loss of life, cost the kingdom of Wolfsbrunn a lot of resources and wealth as well. Slowly, the Kordaasi forces conquered the lands until they reached the place where the Kordaasiz people were slaughtered during the Battle for the Talvald Valley
. Over the course of a few days, a ceremony was held by the elders and shamans to send the spirits of those who perished there off to the afterlife.
After this ceremony, the shamans of the Tribe of the Singular Spirit conferred with their ancestors in the afterlife. It is thought that these spirits taught the shamans of the tribe an incantation to end the war. A spell that caused the earth itself to destroy and swallow up the towers. On the first day of spring, the earth rumbled and groaned and one by one, each of the towers sank into the earth. Few warmages and soldiers were able to escape this destruction, as most were locked inside and sucked down into the earth with the stones and timber of the tower along with all the books, scrolls and magical artifacts within them. The chaos and disarray of the towers collapsing allowed the Tribe of the Singular Spirit to leave Wolfsbrunn and as they returned to Kordaasi, the individual tribes and clans disbanded and went back to their individual nomadic lives in the harsh lands of Kordaasi.
The warmages of Wolfsbrunn who managed to stay alive mostly disbanded or deserted from the kingdom. This would eventually lead to a severe lack of arcane knowledge and talent within the country, which in turn caused Wolfsbrunn to look for other ways to defend itself. The divinely gifted clerics and paladins of The Three
would eventually take the place of the warmages within the army of Wolfsbrunn. The Himmelfort became a millitary outpost over time as the few mages who still called it their home left to seek knowledge elsewhere or died of old age.
Valley of Ravage and Ruin
The lands were scarred by the arcane forces of the war, and to this day nature has not fully recovered from this traumatic event. The ruins of the towers and the lands where they stood are generally avoided by people not well versed in the ways of the arcane. Curses and wild magic still linger within the ruins and pose a danger to people who are not careful enough. There are some who still attempt to find artifacts and remnants of the war to use it for their own ends, but many return empty handed, maimed or not at all. It was in one of these ruins, where Xantia Temper
hid the Stone of Restraint
, which was later taken by The Blood